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Old 06-17-2017, 08:34 PM   #11
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many B's have little carrying capacity.

Look at this weight and consider whether you will need a trailer for the pa merch etc.

if you have valuable instruments- in the van is better up to a limit ( weight)( martins in the van, takamines in the trailer)

...and for a trailer I would only use a dual axle w/ brakes


that way the trailer won;t push the van when you brake, and dual axle means it won;t flip if you pop a tire.

my many years on the road I have seen dozens of crumpled u hauls and other trailers.

this brings in the aspect of theft- which means you need to lock the trailer wheels and hitch when parked


Mike



One reason we went with the Gulf Stream is the huge storage space for equipment. We normally play as a duo, with a lot of stuff for a duo but not very heavy. This should be enough space for a couple of guitars, a couple of 12x cabinents, etc.

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With bed folded forward (it folds up a-frame style)

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Old 06-17-2017, 09:00 PM   #12
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As was mentioned get a good look at your weight capacity label, and then take a trip to the scales to see how much weight you can carry besides you and tank contents. I think all the single wheel units were 3/4 ton vans and had low cargo capacity after conversion. Just because the space is there doesn't necessarily mean you can fill it up with heavy stuff.
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:15 AM   #13
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One reason we went with the Gulf Stream is the huge storage space for equipment. We normally play as a duo, with a lot of stuff for a duo but not very heavy. This should be enough space for a couple of guitars, a couple of 12x cabinents, etc.

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With bed folded forward (it folds up a-frame style)

Nice configuration.

I think you picked a winner.
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Nice configuration.

I think you picked a winner.
Thanks! I think it will be great for our needs. My only concern is the length, and getting it into some of the small parking lots/busy towns that we play music in. My E350 is about 3 feet shorter, and it's never a problem. We will see!
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Yo Hayduke, looking good my friend!
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Yo Hayduke, looking good my friend!
Hey, Hondo! Loving the lift you did on your Roadtrek! It's giving me ideas...
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